Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house, and the child ministered to LORD before Eli the priest.

New American Standard Bible

Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy ministered to the Lord before Eli the priest.

King James Version

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

Holman Bible

Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy served the Lord in the presence of Eli the priest.

International Standard Version

Then Elkanah went to his house at Ramah, while the boy was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli the priest.

American Standard Version

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto Jehovah before Eli the priest.

Amplified

Elkanah [and his wife Hannah] returned to Ramah to his house. But the child [Samuel] served the Lord under the guidance of Eli the priest.

Bible in Basic English

Then Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child became the servant of the Lord under the direction of Eli the priest.

Darby Translation

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the boy ministered to Jehovah in the presence of Eli the priest.

Julia Smith Translation

And Elkanah will go to Ramah, to his house. And the boy was serving Jehovah in the face of Eli the priest.

King James 2000

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Elkanah went to Ramah, to his house. Now the boy was serving Yahweh {in the presence of} Eli the priest.

Modern King James verseion

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child served Jehovah before Eli the priest.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Elkanah went to Ramah, to his house, and the lad did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

NET Bible

Then Elkanah went back home to Ramah. But the boy was serving the Lord under the supervision of Eli the priest.

New Heart English Bible

Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. The child served the LORD before Eli the priest.

The Emphasized Bible

Then went Elkanah to Ramah, unto his own house, - but, the boy, remained ministering unto Yahweh, before Eli the priest.

Webster

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.

World English Bible

Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. The child did minister to Yahweh before Eli the priest.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Elkanah goeth to Ramath, unto his house, and the youth hath been serving Jehovah, in the presence of Eli the priest;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלקנה 
'Elqanah 
Usage: 21

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

to Ramah
רמה 
Ramah 
Usage: 36

to his house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

And the child
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

שׁרת 
Sharath 
Usage: 99

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Eli
עלי 
`Eliy 
Eli
Usage: 33

References

Context Readings

Eli's Evil Sons

10 Those who strive with LORD shall be broken to pieces. He will thunder against them in heaven. LORD will judge the ends of the earth, and he will give strength to his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed. 11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house, and the child ministered to LORD before Eli the priest. 12 Now the sons of Eli were base men; they knew not LORD.



Cross References

1 Samuel 2:18

But Samuel ministered before LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

1 Samuel 3:1

And the child Samuel served LORD before Eli. And the word of LORD was precious in those days; there was no frequent vision.

1 Samuel 1:28

Therefore also I have granted him to LORD; as long as he lives he is granted to LORD. And he worshipped LORD there.

1 Samuel 1:19

And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and LORD remembered her.

1 Samuel 3:15

And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of LORD. And Samuel was afraid to show Eli the vision.

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